Diane Griffiths MA BA (Hons) DipCouns DipIPST DipSup MBACP

Diane Griffiths MA  BA (Hons) DipCouns DipIPST DipSup MBACP


St Albans


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About me

I am an experienced and established Person Centred Counsellor, additionally qualified in Sex and Relationship therapy, and Psychotherapy with Ex-Boarders. I have been working with individuals since 1996 and with couples since 2011. I am passionate about helping people tap back into their own resources in order to solve problems and make changes. Perhaps you are feeling flat, low, worried, stressed or desperate. Maybe you are having difficulty in a relationship, or with your work, or perhaps you are unhappy about the quality or direction of your life.

You are free to discuss anything with me that concerns or worries you, whether it is an individual issue, relationship issue or family issue; whether your concern is depression, generalised anxiety, panic attacks, stress, or a work related issue; anger or anger management, bereavement, separation and divorce, trauma, childhood related issues, addiction, sexuality or sexual identity, or perhaps you have an interest in personal development. I am also interested in working with boarding school issues.

I work with individuals and couples on a long or short term basis. I support couples via couple counselling at any stage of their relationship to improve communication, negotiation and compromise, to develop intimacy, throughout separation and divorce, recovery from affairs and betrayals, sexual differences and difficulties. I work with couples to understand and resolve the impact of  bereavement, trauma, childhood related issues, addiction, depression, work related stress, infertility, family related issues and cultural differences. I see couples of every sexual and gender orientation.

I have worked since 1996 primarily in independent practice, as well as having had some experience within the NHS and voluntary sector (bereavement, alcohol, and with survivors of sexual abuse and their families).
I offer clinical supervision to experienced and trainee counsellors on an individual basis and within group settings.

I offer a respectful, sensitive, honest and empathic approach.

Do please feel free to call me on 07732607818 if you have any questions or for an brief exploratory chat. If I do not pick up, leave a message with your name and a contact number. Let me know when its NOT ok to call back. Or email me on dianegriffiths55@hotmail.com or via the site.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified in the the following:

Dip Integrative Psychosexual Therapy, 2011

Cert Person Centred Couple Counselling, 2009

Cert Psychosexual Health, 2007

Cert CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Mindfulness, 2007

Dip Working with Addiction, 2002

Dip Working with Survivors of Abuse, 2001

Dip Person Centred Counselling, Metanoia Institute, 2000

I am also qualified/trained in the following:

Dip Person Centred Supervision, 2008

Cert Person Centred Supervision, 2007

Cert Person Centred Supervision, 2004

Cert Advanced Person Centred Expressive Arts Therapy Group Facilitation, 2015

I am in the final year of an MSc in Contemporary Person Centred Psychotherapy and Applications at the Metanoia Institute, London/Middlesex University ...

... and part way through a training at Diploma level in Specialist Psychotherapy with Ex-Boarders

I hold a BA First Class (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in English Literature: Modern Literary Cultures

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Central London

£ 85 - individuals
£125 - couples

St Albans

£70 - individuals

I have no concessions on the fee available at the moment.

Further information

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice

As is a requirement of membership of the above association, I consult on a monthly basis and in absolute confidence with a counselling supervisor regarding my work in order to support and maintain best practice.

I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.

For further information regarding the Person Centred Approach to counselling, see www.bapca.org.uk

Maps & Directions

London, EC4Y
St Albans, AL1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: English language only


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a Person Centred Supervisor.

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